With names like Fancy Feast and Pedigree, it seems that, when it comes to feeding our feline friends, only the finest foods will do. But even if you open a can of Solid Gold, sometimes your cat will turn up her nose. Feeling defeated, you look around, can of meat-like substance in hand, wondering what went wrong… Cats are notoriously picky eaters, and veterinarians, nutritionists, and pet food makers are just a few of those interested in unraveling Felix’s fickle taste… For all animals, the sense of taste is a product of evolution, and "there’s a pretty good relationship between bitter things and toxins," says Paul Breslin of Rutgers University Department of Nutritional Sciences and Monell Chemical Senses Center.
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